Cohabiting Couples

Currently, cohabiting couples do not have legal obligations towards one another in the UK. There is a prevalent belief in ‘common law marriage’, that a man and woman residing together have special status. Cohabiting couples do have certain legal obligations where children and property are concerned. However, in the majority of cases, where a separation of an unmarried couple occurs, they are unaware of their legal entitlements and obligations. In fact, unmarried couples are treated as unrelated individuals by the law. This creates a number of difficulties, particularly in situations involving children. Our team has expertise in solving the most challenging issues facing cohabiting couples in the event of a parting of ways.

Why choose us?

We are immensely proud of the work we do and assist our clients through challenging separations. Our separation solicitors manage separations with sensitivity and have experience dealing with:

  • Unmarried Couples
  • Cohabitation property disputes
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Ending a relationship
  • Separation agreement


Our approach

Our lawyers always ensure that the agreements we draft incorporate maximum attention to detail. We take pride in our client care and expert advice. We offer comprehensive pre-nuptial agreement advice and assist our clients in prioritising their own specific needs.We offer expert advice in relation to drafting and negotiating.

Over the last number of years, there have been considerable changes in society and work life norms. Many of our clients employ pre-nuptial agreements to assist in future arrangements for the division of assets, including cohabiting couples.

At Dominic Levent Solicitors, we advise our clients on the benefits of cohabitation agreements and help to clarify ownership particulars relating to assets shared between the partners.

We offer the practical legal advice following the dissolution of a cohabiting relationship or the death of a partner. We have extensive experience dealing with cohabitation matters and offer expert advice and assistance.

Our solicitors advise on:

  • Pre-civil partnership agreements
  • Civil Partnership
  • Judicial Separation
  • Asset disposal
  • Ending civil partnership
  • Islamic divorce
  • Jewish divorce
  • Finances upon divorce
  • Finances in civil partnership
  • Setting aside financial orders
  • Asset preservation
  • Variation of financial orders
  • Enforcement of financial orders
  • Pensions
  • Domestic violence
  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Nullity & Annulment
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